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The U.S. ranks 1st in tornadoes

31 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the United States ranks first in terms of annual tornado occurences.

The U.S. ranks 30th in life expectancy

30 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, the United States ranks thirtieth in terms of life expectancy when both males and females are counted.  Japan ranks first.

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The U.S. ranks 2nd in copper

29 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, the United States ranks second in copper mine production. Chile ranks first.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in wheat

29 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United States ranks third in terms of wheat production. China ranks first.

The U.S. ranks 16th in reliance on nuclear energy

28 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the World Nuclear Association, nuclear reactors generate 20.2% of the electricity in the United States, which is enough to make the United States rank sixteenth in that category. Lithuania ranks first, with 76.2% of its electricity coming from nuclear reactors.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in cellular phones

28 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States ranks third in total numbers of mobile cellular phones. China ranks first.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in film attendance

27 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, in 1999 the United States ranked second in per capita attendance at movie theaters. Iceland ranked first.